LockBit redraws negotiation tactics after affiliates fail to squeeze victims

The Register - Fri, 17/11/2023 - 18:04
Cybercrime group worried over dwindling payments ... didn't they tell them to Always Be Closing?

In response to growing frustrations inside the LockBit organization, its leaders have overhauled the way they negotiate with ransomware victims going forward.…

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SonicWall swallows Solutions Granted amid cybersecurity demand surge

The Register - Fri, 17/11/2023 - 15:01
CEO Bob VanKirk makes near-20-year partnership official, teases big things coming to EMEA

Channel-focused cybersecurity company SonicWall is buying Virginia-based MSSP Solutions Granted – its first acquisition in well over a decade.…

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Samsung UK discloses year-long breach, leaked customer data

The Register - Fri, 17/11/2023 - 05:58
Chaebol already the subject of suits for a pair of past indiscretions

The UK division of Samsung Electronics has allegedly alerted customers of a year-long data breach – the third such incident the South Korean giant has experienced around the world in the past two years.…

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Look out, Scattered Spider. FBI pumps 'significant' resources into snaring data-theft crew

The Register - Fri, 17/11/2023 - 00:11
Absence of arrests doesn't mean nothing's happening, cyber-cops insist

The FBI is applying "significant" resources to find members of the infamous Scattered Spider cyber-crime crew, which seemingly attacked a couple of high-profile casinos a few months ago and remains active, according to a senior bureau official.…

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Rackspace racks up $12M bill in ransomware raid recovery

The Register - Thu, 16/11/2023 - 21:23
And that's not counting the incoming lawsuits

Rackspace's costs from last year's ransomware infection continue to mount: the cloud hosting biz told America's financial watchdog, the SEC, its total expenses to date regarding that cyberattack have reached $12 million – so far.…

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Windows Server 2022 update gave ESXi host VMs the blue screen blues

The Register - Thu, 16/11/2023 - 15:45
Wild idea: Maybe Microsoft could introduce a Quality Copilot to stop pushing broken patches

Something likely to be absent from Microsoft's Ignite event is talk of a fix rolled out to deal with malfunctioning Windows Server 2022 Virtual Machines following a problematic update from the company.…

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BlackCat plays with malvertising traps to lure corporate victims

The Register - Thu, 16/11/2023 - 14:45
Ads for Slack and Cisco AnyConnect actually downloaded Nitrogen malware

Affiliates of the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware-as-a-service operation are turning to malvertising campaigns to establish an initial foothold in their victims' systems.…

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Royal Mail’s recovery from ransomware attack will cost business at least $12M

The Register - Thu, 16/11/2023 - 12:31
First time hard figure given on recovery costs for January incident

Royal Mail's parent company has revealed for the first time the infrastructure costs associated with its January ransomware attack.…

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Hundreds of websites cloned to run ads for Chinese football gambling outfits

The Register - Thu, 16/11/2023 - 03:31
Linked to org that UK authorities found once failed its anti-money-laundering obligations

Swedish digital rights organization Qurium has discovered around 250 cloned websites and suggested they exist to drive people to China-linked gambling sites.…

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Clorox CISO flushes self after multi-million-dollar cyberattack

The Register - Thu, 16/11/2023 - 00:43
Plus: Ransomware crooks file SEC complaint against victim

The Clorox Company's chief security officer has left her job in the wake of a corporate network breach that cost the manufacturer hundreds of millions of dollars.…

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Google Workspace weaknesses allow plaintext password theft

The Register - Wed, 15/11/2023 - 18:30
Exploits come with caveats, but Google says no fixes as user security should do the heavy lifting here

Novel weaknesses in Google Workspace have been exposed by researchers, with exploits potentially leading to ransomware attacks, data exfiltration, and password decryption.…

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FBI Director: FISA Section 702 warrant requirement a 'de facto ban'

The Register - Wed, 15/11/2023 - 14:00
War of words escalates as deadline draws near

FBI director Christopher Wray made yet another impassioned plea to US lawmakers to kill a proposed warrant requirement for so-called "US person queries" of data collected via the Feds' favorite snooping tool, FISA Section 702.…

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How cyber training can help you beat the bad guys

The Register - Wed, 15/11/2023 - 13:52
No matter what stage your security career is at, SANS has resources that will add to your knowledge

Sponsored Post  Fighting cybercrime demands constant vigilance and can be a huge drain on time and resources. So it's good to know that not every weapon in the armory of the cybersecurity professional has to cost the earth. In fact, there's quite a bit of free stuff out there if you know where to look for it.…

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Ransomware more efficient than ever, and baddies are still after your logs

The Register - Wed, 15/11/2023 - 09:30
Trying times for incident responders who battle fastest-ever ransomware blitz as attackers keep scrubbing evidence clean

Organizations are still failing to implement adequate logging measures, increasing the difficulty faced by defenders and incident responders to identify the cause of infosec attacks.…

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Another month, another bunch of fixes for Microsoft security bugs exploited in the wild

The Register - Wed, 15/11/2023 - 00:36
Plus: VMware closes critical hole, Adobe fixes a whopping 76 flaws

Patch Tuesday  Heads up: Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday includes fixes for about 60 vulnerabilities – including three that have already been found and abused in the wild.…

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Russian national pleads guilty to building now-dismantled IPStorm proxy botnet

The Register - Tue, 14/11/2023 - 23:23
23K nodes earned operator more than $500K – and now perhaps jail time

The FBI says it has dismantled another botnet after collaring its operator, who admitted hijacking tens of thousands of machines around the world to create his network of obedient nodes.…

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AMD SEV OMG: Trusted execution undone by cache meddling

The Register - Tue, 14/11/2023 - 18:30
Let's do the CacheWarp again

Boffins based in Germany and Austria have found a flaw in AMD's SEV trusted execution environment that makes it less than trustworthy.…

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Intel out-of-band patch addresses privilege escalation flaw

The Register - Tue, 14/11/2023 - 18:00
Sapphire Rapids, Alder Lake, and Raptor Lake chip families treated for 'Redundant Prefix'

Intel on Tuesday issued an out-of-band security update to address a privilege escalation vulnerability in recent server and personal computer chips.…

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Ransomware royale: US confirms Royal, BlackSuit are linked

The Register - Tue, 14/11/2023 - 14:45
Royal alone scored $275M in past year as FBI, other agencies hot on merging trail

The US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released fresh guidance on the Royal ransomware operation, saying that evidence suggests it may soon undergo a long-speculated rebrand.…

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Novel backdoor persists even after critical Confluence vulnerability is patched

The Register - Tue, 14/11/2023 - 11:00
Got a Confluence server? Listen up. Malware said to have wide-ranging capabilities

A new backdoor was this week found implanted in the environments of organizations to exploit the recently disclosed critical vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence.…

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